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Tanzania safari

5-Day Group Safari (Set Departure Dates)

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Day 1 : Drive to Lake Manyara or Tarangire, afternoon game drive

Visiting: Lake Manyara/Tarangire

Today your safari guide drives you from Moshi (or Arusha) to Lake Manyara (December-March) or Tarangire (June-October), with a picnic lunch en route, for an afternoon game drive.

Tarangire National Park is famous for its massive elephant herds, healthy lion prides, and evocative baobab trees plus other Africa classics like zebra, giraffes, impala and kudu. Lake Manyara National Park is a scenic gem famous for its forest elephants, hippos, tree-climbing lions, blue monkeys. It also hosts nearly 400 species of birds, including colorful cranes, storks, pelicans, fish eagles, and thousands of flamingos.

  • Meals: LD
  • Budget Lodging: Endoro Lodge (budget room)
  • Standard Lodging: Endoro Lodge (superior room)

Day 2 : Drive to Serengeti, afternoon game drive

Visiting: Serengeti

Drive to the Serengeti for an afternoon game drive in search of the migration (Ndutu area December-March and Moru Kopjes area June-October).

Arguably Africa's greatest national park, the Serengeti (meaning "endless plains") is a massive park and home to a yearly migration of more than a million wildebeest, 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomsonís gazelle undertaking their long trek to new grazing grounds. In return, a wealth of predators including lions, leopards, cheetah and hyena also inhabit the region. Wildlife viewing is great here year-round.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Budget Lodging: Serengeti Halisi Camp (mobile tent)
  • Standard Lodging: Serengeti Halisi Camp (standard tent)

Day 3 : Serengeti, full day game drive

Visiting: Serengeti

Enjoy a full day game drive in the remarkable Serengeti with a picnic lunch served mid-day. We'll return to camp in time for dinner.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Budget Lodging: Serengeti Halisi Camp (mobile tent)
  • Standard Lodging: Serengeti Halisi Camp (standard tent)

Day 4 : Drive to Ngorongoro via optional Olduvai Gorge and Maasai village

Visiting: Serengeti, Ngorongoro

Drive from the Serengeti to the scenic Ngorongoro Crater enjoying wildlife viewing along the way. En route, you'll have options to visit the Olduvai Gorge and/or an authentic Maasai village.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Budget Lodging: Rhino Lodge
  • Standard Lodging: Rhino Lodge OR upgrade to the Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge or Pakulala Tented Lodge (extra cost)

Day 5 : Ngorongoro, half day game drive, drive to Arusha/Moshi/Kilimanjaro Airport

Visiting: Ngorongoro

Today, drive approximately 30-60 minutes to the Ngorongoro Crater, where we'll experience the crater on a half-day game drive. The spectacular Ngorongoro Crater is the world's largest caldera measuring 600 meters in depth and covering 250 square kilometers in area. Large bull elephants and the endangered black rhino roam the grasslands along with grazing herds of zebra, impala and wildebeest. We'll picnic along one of the lagoons, where we often see game and a host of attractive wetland birds.

In the afternoon, we return to Moshi or Arusha via Mto Wa Mbu, or if you are flying out tonight, your guide can drop you off directly at the Kilimanjaro Airport.

NOTE: You can also extend this safari with 2 more days in Lake Natron.

  • Meals: BL

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